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Intranasal flu vaccine provides similar protection to injected flu vaccine, finds study

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 16 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4481
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine achieves similar protection against infection with influenza in children, as well as similar herd immunity, as giving inactivated flu vaccine by injection, a randomised study has shown.1

The effectiveness of flu vaccines made headlines in June when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended against vaccinating children against flu in the 2016-17 flu season because, for the past three flu seasons, the inhaled …

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